Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian announced April 9, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Harshini Velchamy Beyond academic achievements, seniors Marcus Kuo and Andrew Cheng are also highly involved with the school, including through the music program read more » Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian announced April 2, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Harshini Velchamy Beyond academic achievements, seniors Marcus Kuo and Andrew Cheng are also highly involved with the school, including through the music program read more » With declining numbers, track hopes to excel by training new recruits March 20, 2022 — by Esther Luan and Harshini Velchamy With low participation due to COVID-19, track coach predicts rough start to the season. read more » Benefit fashion show postponed until April 23 March 15, 2022 — by Harshini Velchamy Due to difficulties in organizing the show, commissioners hope rescheduling will provide more time to iron out details. read more » ‘Sexy Beasts’: appealing but disappointing November 29, 2021 — by Meher Bhatnagar and Harshini Velchamy Season 2 of the Netflix show follows a formula that doesn’t work. read more » Hot take: Let’s take the hype away from the football team October 14, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy Take bold action and make a winning team the face of Saratoga High. read more » Staff editorial: It’s time to prevent mass extinction; let’s fix the post-pandemic club crisis October 8, 2021 — by Shreya Rallabandi and Harshini Velchamy The administration needs to attend to our club situation before it becomes non-existent. read more » Foot injury pushes freshman to try golf and now she’s the school’s No. 1 player October 7, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy and Joann Zhang Star player Sarah Lim started playing competitively during COVID-19 read more » Homecoming participation rises after school starts back up September 10, 2021 — by Lena Aribi and Harshini Velchamy After a year online, students are eager to show their school spirit read more » Senior’s guide to high school: naptime edition September 9, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy *yawn* Yup, I'm totally... totally paying attention. Just gimme a few... read more » Performance activism can be a cop out without meaningful change June 5, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang Bringing awareness without providing specific ways to take action leaves issues the same as it was before. read more » School holds hybrid versions of the 2021 AP Exam May 13, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy Despite struggles finding testing spaces, AP coordinator Kathy Sheridan predicts a successful AP season. read more » NBC Bay Area report highlights district’s handling of sexual assault and harassment cases May 12, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy and Anouk Yeh Similarities cited between the way the district dealt with the Audrie Pott case and the LGHS #MeToo Movement. read more » A conversation on pineapples on pizza May 11, 2021 — by Nidhi Mathihalli and Harshini Velchamy Nidhi thinks Harshini is wrong. Harshini thinks Nidhi is wrong. read more » Talking about sexual assault and harrassment should never be referred to as a mere trend May 11, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy Invalidating sexual assault stories is insensitive and a gross attempt to take power away from women who are speaking out. read more » Top 10 comments voiced at the April 20 LGSUHSD board meeting on the Phase 4A reopening debate May 1, 2021 — by Shreya Rallabandi and Harshini Velchamy “We wouldn’t have a school if we didn’t have parents” and other memorable sentiments came through loud and clear in a contentious Zoom meeting. read more » School board’s decision to end asynchronous Wednesdays angers students and teachers April 25, 2021 — by Shreya Rallabandi and Harshini Velchamy The district will transition to a single cohort five-day a week model (Phase 4A) in the first week of May. read more » After losing most of their starters to graduation, the girls’ golf team aims to rebuild March 12, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy During this shortened season, the team focuses on training younger less experienced players in preparation for future seasons. read more » SHS should hold an SAT testing date for juniors March 11, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy The school should prioritize holding the SAT over reopening school for the last six weeks. read more » ‘Falling Leaves:’ an emotional reflection on overcoming childhood trauma February 23, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy Adeline Yen Mah’s memoir is a beautifully written masterpiece detailing the complexities of family relationships and the struggles of being a woman in a society that doesn’t want women to succeed. read more » Dear College Board, I (sort of) hate you February 6, 2021 — by Harshini Velchamy Please fix this year’s AP exams before creating another disaster. read more » Masks are not necklaces; wear them properly December 1, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy People are taking a risky fashion choice to a whole new level. read more » Christmas music never goes out of season November 11, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy Scrooges should find something else to complain about. read more » Social contact is overrated September 21, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy For introverts being in quarantine is actually kind of relaxing read more » District’s decision to host the standardized tests causes controversy September 18, 2020 — by Andy Chen, Shreya Rallabandi and Harshini Velchamy Hosting the SAT and PSAT at Saratoga High raises concerns from faculty, parents and students regarding college applications, safety and equity. read more » Young people: Stay inside! April 19, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, it is more essential than ever that younger generations comply with safety measures read more » Staff, students adjust plans in light of school closure April 16, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang As school remains closed for the rest of the year, staff and students adapt to a virtual world read more » Girls’ basketball makes it to quarterfinals of CCS March 31, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Girls’ basketball players developed strong bonds throughout the season and grew as a team read more » Trump places new restrictions in attempts to limit spread of virus March 18, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy New guidelines set by President Trump and his coronavirus task force include strict regulations such as the closure of any indoor and outdoor venues where people are gathering. read more » School adjusts to post-coronavirus reality March 13, 2020 — by Esther Luan, Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang The impacts of the coronavirus on the school become more evident as policies change to fit the changing situation read more » Boys’ golf team dominates competition, looks to make history yet again March 12, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Harshini Velchamy The boys’ golf team looks to outperform last years’ advancement to state finals. read more » New rules say upperclassmen presidents must have had one year of Leadership March 9, 2020 — by Andy Chen and Harshini Velchamy Class events will run better if the presidents have experience, Torrens says. read more » Celebrity documentaries reveal hidden struggles March 5, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber’s new documentaries on Netflix and YouTube increase transparency for problems that are little understood. read more » Shamed but defiant, Olivia Jade returns to YouTube February 12, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy After the Varsity Blues scandal, Lori Laughlin’s daughter makes her return to her YouTube account read more » Coronavirus outbreak strikes fear globally, locally January 30, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy and Anouk Yeh Recent virus forces school, city and state officials to contemplate solutions to a rare problem. read more » Girls’ basketball team prepares for CCS January 30, 2020 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Lack of numbers due to injuries challenges team during practices and forces players to step up read more » Junior fencer to compete in Junior Olympics January 29, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy and Marisa Kingsley Junior Aaria Thomas manages to compete in regional and national competitions while balancing a demanding workload. read more » Government and individual efforts needed to ensure data privacy January 26, 2020 — by Harshini Velchamy and Alan Zu Providing private data brings users many benefits, but it also brings unintended consequences. read more » New Wellness Center aims to help students destress November 25, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy and Sina Salehi Wellness Center focuses on providing a place where students can feel heard and learn new skills to help keep stress under control. read more » Speech and debate travels across the U.S. collecting bids November 22, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh and Harshini Velchamy Speech and debate team sees success in past few travel tournaments. read more » New Club Penguin game falls short of original November 20, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy After trying out the updates for the computer game, old version proves to be more appealing. read more » Lilly Singh’s new talk show exhibits diversity in the industry November 20, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy New late night TV show host shows Hollywood’s attempt to change its image. read more » ASB combines with Relay for Life and Turkey Trot for pre-holiday event November 20, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy and Allen Luo Organizers of Turkey Trot looking forward to changes to Relay for Life in attempts to increase participation. read more » Girls’ basketball optimistic due to skill of returning players November 18, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Players hope to play cohesively together, improve their skills and build strong bonds with each other. read more » Clueless cooking: how to bake a pumpkin pie November 15, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang Two amateur bakers try to make a dessert without any knowledge of how it’s actually made. read more » Athletic director struggles to find and keep good long-term coaches October 28, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy & Tiffany Wang Lugo prefers on-campus coaches, but most sports have off-campus coaches read more » Girls’ volleyball sustains numerous injuries, including to key libero Hansen October 16, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy Volleyball team hopes to continue its success through the end of the season even with their obstacles read more » Speech and debate team off to a successful start October 15, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh and Harshini Velchamy Speech and debate begins season triumphantly and hopes to continue its winning streak. read more » Junior’s uncle reflects on his relationship with fame October 14, 2019 — by Anna Novoselov and Harshini Velchamy Neeya Devanagondi’s uncle, Indian comedian Tanmay Bhat, shares how his experiences have affected him and his family read more » 2 staff members depart school September 24, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang Administrative assistant Sarah Christeson and campus supervisor Jeanine Sevilla to leave Saratoga by the end of September. read more » Viewers saddened by Disney Channel star’s early death September 16, 2019 — by Kaasha Minocha and Harshini Velchamy Students and others share how actor Cameron Boyce impacted them and what they felt when he passed away at the age of 20 read more » After yet more coaching changes, speech and debate team strives to maintain national standing September 11, 2019 — by Anouk Yeh and Harshini Velchamy The speech and debate team hopes to keep the momentum of the program going while dealing with the transition of coaching staff. read more » Social media: Is it enough to post about causes? September 11, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy and Tiffany Wang Social media spreads awareness about issues, but does it directly help? read more » Girls’ volleyball hopes to uphold success from last year September 11, 2019 — by Harshini Velchamy After graduation of key players, volleyball players tries to rebuild the team. read more » SHS and RMS chess clubs are combining September 9, 2019 — by Shreya Katkere and Harshini Velchamy Change resulted from realizing how much stronger they would be together. read more » Link proves successful despite major changes September 9, 2019 — by Shama Gupta and Harshini Velchamy New policies push for Link Crew leaders to connect and work with new people. read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.